Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Will I be able to take care of the water damage on my own?
A: In cases of very limited water damage, it may be all right to clean it on your own as long as you wear appropriate safety gear. However, you will want to consult with one of our Cleanrite-Buildrite team members before beginning the restoration process. The water may be contaminated and there may also be hidden reservoirs of floodwater that can only be cleaned with professional equipment.
Q: How long will it take for my home to be dry again?
A: Drying times vary significantly depending on the materials damaged and the extent of the flooding. However, in a majority of cases we will be able to completely dry and dehumidify the entire flooded area in less than a week. Our drying services are thorough and complete, so even areas behind walls and beneath floorboards will be completely dried.
Q: I’m afraid the water is going to rise and spread to other parts of my home—should I go in and move my valuables?
A: If the area is vulnerable but hasn’t yet been flooded, you should move your valuables to higher ground. On the other hand, if the area is even partially flooded, you should stay out of it. The water may be carrying an electrical current, and it may also contain dangerous contaminants that can make you sick. Give us a call, and our team will work quickly to prevent the damage from spreading any further.